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possibility of a civil war in ukraine and that borders russia. towns were overrun by armed separatists who believe those towns should be russians. this is happening not on the border but more than 150 miles into ukraine. it's after midnight in ukraine now. government leaders are promising that active military operations will continue when the sun comes up. dozens of civilians and separatists have been killed in the fighting so far and people who live in the region are being told to stay in their homes for safety. as i said a minute ago a team of military monitors from the osce was taken hostage more than a week ago but they are now free. they were held against their will by ukrainian separatists who are trying to take over their cities and their towns. on the phone with me now is michael bossercue. a spokesman for the organization of safety and cooperation in europe. thank you for joining us. the condition of your colleagues who were released today, were any of them hurt? >> hi don. thank you for asking. of course, we are delighted that they are free and they are fine. they are actually on
crimea, you invade cancun. russia takes back ukraine, america takes back texas. something to think about. [laughter] the new director of the secret service is here tonight. leadership, secret service agents can longer thatrt with prostitutes are too drunk to make it to the program. [laughter] i am sure she loves that. the director of national intelligence, james clapper, is here. put a face to the mysterious voice clearing its throat on the other end of the phone. that was weird. i have been watching a lot of cable news. i am a big fan of that lesbian on ms nbc. yeah, ms nbc is a confusing place. al sharpton is there skinny guy. [laughter] cnn is desperately searching for something they have been missing for months -- their dignity. totally. [laughter] this point, cnn is like the radio shack in a strip mall. you don't know how it stayed in business as long. they just fired piers morgan. [laughter] [applause] thank you. ratedws is the highest network and cable news. [applause] it is all thanks to their key , the old people that have tuned into fox news and have not yet been discovered. bi
is looming. i am talking about eastern ukraine. a part of the country that borders russia. these ukrainian soldiers are rolling through one of several towns overrun by armed separatists who believe the towns should be russian. this is not right on the border, it is happening more than 150 miles into ukraine. dozens of people have been killed and people who live there are basically hiding out in their own homes. meanwhile, a team of international military observers that were held hostage more than a week by the pro-russian forces are now free. cnn's arwa damon is in eastern ukraine. >> reporter: that 12 member osce team finally freed, they had been taken hostage april 25th, accused by the self proclaimed mayor of being nato spies. on their release, he referred to them as guests. they appeared to be tired, but said they had been treated fairly well. the german foreign minister thanking the efforts of russian envoy and ensuring their release. the number two for the osce commission saying this is an example of how important negotiations are. but elsewhere throughout the country, we're seeing v
and requests from southern, from people requesting significance. russia says it needs russian language speakers all across ukraine if it feels tear interests are threatened. of course, russia has this is a risk of the ukrainian military. russia has tens of thousands of troops positioned in key areas on the other side of the border in western russia. at any moment, should they give them the moment to invade, they could do that. at the moment no such order has been given. the kremlin is saying they don't know what to do. they're trying to assess what their next move will be. there has been a conversation between john kerry and his counterparts here. he is calling on secretary of state kerry to do everything to do to stop that military infiltration in western ukraine. >> thanks very much. all right, back in this country hollywood has the oscars. tonight the washington correspondence dinner. plus, flight 370 will look different. what that will likely involve in this next phase next. [ hypnotist ] you are feeling satisfied . o a u.s. military tells the bluefin drone looking for flight 370 will be us
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. fredricka. >> nick paton-walsh, thanks so much. this violence comes a few weeks after ukraine and russia and western countries reached a peace deal. now russia says the deal is dead. the spokes man for vladimir putin said the military movement is the last nail in the coffin. matthew chance is joining us from moscow. matthew, it is hard to tell what putin is doing to use the violence to push the deal out the window. what is happening here? >> reporter: actually, within the past few minutes, a statement issued by the foreign ministry which lavrov, the foreign minister said, look, the geneva agreement is the best way of deescalating the situation in eastern ukraine. a phone conversation with kerry and lavrov. he called on the united states to use everything within its power to get the authorities to end the military operations in eastern ukraine. this comes after the terrible deaths that took place in odessa. nearly 40 people killed. pro-russian supporters in a government building inside and torched by a pro-kiev supporters. that is not gone down well. the kremlin condemned the action. the
should be pushing tougher sanctions on russia over ukraine. >> and the price of oil has fallen below $100 a barrel for the first time in three weeks. analysts say it's a sign of more to come. today the price of gas has reached a state average of $4.25, down a fraction from the day before. one analyst said prices on the west coast could fall to as low as $3.80 a gallon by july as long as there are no interruptions in supply. >>> california is planning to double the number of hydrogen fueling stations by 2015. new stations are planned in many areas. there is just one now, in emeryville. there are currently about 230 fuel cell cars in california but honda, hyundai and toyota say they plan to market the cars in california within two years. now an update on three bear cubs rescued around lake tahoe. one was found injured at the heavenly ski area a couple months ago. thanks to expert medical care and a lot of good food, all three cubs are doing well now. abc7 news anchor dan ashley with the return to their wild this morning in the assignment 7 report. >> if you want to rescue bear cubs, you bet
as credible. as troops pushed in they were surrounded by angry residents. many here support russia and say the government in kiev a hostile. >> we want them to leave. that's it. >> reporter: we don't have weapons, this woman said. we don't have anything. a spokesman for russian president vladimir putin has blamed the uptick in violence on the west and the government in kiev and said it would be absurd for ukraine to have presidential elections. those are currently scheduled to take place later this month. anthony? >> thanks. >>> house republicans are again pressing the obama administration over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya in 2012. speaker john boehner is forming a select committee to investigate disclosures this week that show the add min strigs misled the american people. mark al enter the in our washington bureau with more. >> reporter: good morning. speaker john boehner as recently as last month saw no reason for such a high-profile committee, but changed his mind this week and announced it just hours after a different house committee subpoen
and some choice words from president obama for russia put i hope. >> also land slide that is buried hundreds of peoples in remote corner of afghanistan. and california getting a little closer to building a hydrogen highway. stay here another highway. stay here another half hour of >> good evening once again. anks for being here. start this half hour over seas to ukraine. new boiling point on the ground there tonight. choppers down by gunfire. buildings set aflame. ancient city erupting in violence as pro russian forces and ukraine troop do battle in the streets. we are there. >> street battle are now neighbor versus neighbor. in the city here explosion and tear gas. this battle cry ringing out. on one side those who want the country to stay united on the other those who want to separate being supported by russia. fight spark thanksgiving fire at the separatist headquarters leaving people dangling from at least 31 dead. elsewhere pro russian mob hitting back taking down 2 helicopters and stopping this armored carrier from advancing. day after storming yet another governmen
threatening new sanctions if russia interferes with ukraine's election on may 25th. >> the next step is going to be a broad sectoral regime. >> what does it mean? michelle kosinski is at the white house tonight. there is going to be sanctions if russia invades. now sanctions if they interfere with the elections. how significant is that rhetorical change? >> we were really surprised by that, because we had been hearing the same thing for weeks and weekses. and there has been pressure from members of congress. there has been pressure from the press as well asking, well, this is only going to happen if russia full-on invades ukraine. haven't they essentially invaded part of ukraine? questions like that. and then today the administration said. this it was like oh, wow, did i hear that correctly? that there is going to be a lesser benchmark, if you will, for imposing those more sweeping sanctions. and the question wasn't really asked today, and the president didn't really explain why that timing had changed for these sanctions. but obviously, events have necessitated that they change the plan. and
point for the next round of sanctions against russia for this crisis ongoing in ukraine. until now, president obama has set the bar at a russian invasion for ukraine here. but after meeting today with german chancellor angela merkel, he moved it up a tad because the president here is hanging on to a possibility of a diplomatic resolution. and angela merkel agreed with that. although he punctuated that with a very big "but" today. president obama speaking at a news conference with the german chancellor a little more than an hour ago. >> but as angela merkel said, if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. and the consultations have been taking place over the course of the last several weeks about what exactly those would look like and would apply to a range of sectors. the goal is not to punish russia, the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i
to impose actions on russia. we are united in our unwavering article five commitment. including german aircraft joining nato patrols over the baltics. we are united in our support for ukraine. the very important imf program approved this week. they disarm and stop provoking violence. pro- russian militants are still holding observers, including four germans, as well as ukrainian exports. they have been paraded in front of the media and forced to make statements at the barrel of a gun. it is disgraceful and un- excusable. finally, as both angela and i have repeatedly said, we want to see a diplomatic resolution andrew -- in ukraine. diplomatic and economic. it is estimated that $100 billion will exit russia this year. in short, russians actions are making an already weak economy even weaker. we have been consulting closely with our european and g-7 partners. the russian leadership must know that if it continues to destabilize eastern ukraine and disrupt this month residential collection, we will move quickly on additional steps including further sanctions that will impose greater costs.
-hold city of slaviansk. they hold their ground barricaded in government buildings as russia calls forage machine u.n. security council meeting set to begin at noon to discuss this very crisis. jon: authorities averting quote unimaginable tragedy in a small minnesota town, arresting a 17-year-old student. they say he was planning to kill his family and bomb a junior and senior high school. mike tobin live in chicago with more on this. police think, mike, that this teenager was actually very close to carrying out this attack? >> reporter: in large part, jon, because of the extensive planning that went into this. nearly a year of planning went into this meticulous plot to quote, kill as many students as he could. according to the criminal complaint, 17-year-old john ladieu planned to kill his mother, father, sister and with a 22 caliber rifle because the 22 would not make that noise. he would start a fire to distract first respond is. with authorities busy he plant to head to the junior senior high school and set off bombs and kill people not killed by bombs. the plot was thwarted only beca
, and we will have that for you life and the topic should be the tougher sanctions of russia and the eu role there. >>> and meanwhile, there was a major offensive launched today to take back one of ten cities in eastern ukraine that had been seized by russian militants. and gun fire and explosions could be heard. you are seeing that now. and the government said that the militants shot down two of the helicopters killing two of the crew. the militants say that one of the men was killed. and in a response, spokesman for vladimir putin said that all hopes of a government settlement had been destroyed because of this. and this is all unfolding. we are joined by white house correspondent pete alexander, and also the correspondent to the white house for special affairs peter hollis. and peter, let me start with you, in getting the european i union to agree to stronger sanctions in rush sharks and is that what president obama is going to be pushing for the meetings with angela merkel today? >> well, she got here a while ago and i saw the motorcade arriving here, and they will have a private
speak about an aggressive russia. we will bring it to you live at noon. >> welcome to "market makers." i'm stephanie ruhle. erik schatzker is out. i'm joined by the well manicured matt miller. cure ifd to get a mani you were going to be on set with me. >> it is friday. jobs day. the headline number is the best it has been in more than two years. payrolls rose by 288,000 in april, far more than estimated. unemployment dropped to its lowest level since before the collapse of lehman brothers. but there is a lot beyond the headlines. i want to bring in michael mckee. you are the man who delivers the real deal. walk us through it. the headlines look great but the market is not excited. >> no champagne. the headline number is good but the details are not as good. that is why we are seeing markets back off from their initial excitement. a a tale of te -- it is tale of two surveys. we are coming back from the weather. the household survey, same measure,, the people were employed. we lost 73,000 jobs in that survey. more than 700,000 people leave the labor force with chuck drives unemployment --
and towns have been falling like dominos. armed separatists supported by russia storming in and taking over. this morning, the u.s.-supported ukrainian military finally saying, enough is enough. it all comes in response to this. the anger level here has exploded. we're seeing petrol bombs, tear tear gas, stun grenades. another angry nob of thousands storming the prosecutor's compound yesterday. riot police so terrified, using their own riot shields to barricade themselves in. the mob stripping them of weapons and armor. and parading the police out in shame, one at a time. and now, with today's new violence, it's the most dangerous escalation next. the next step, an all-out civil war. muhammad lila, abc news, eastern ukraine. >>> the crisis in ukraine, high on president obama's agenda today. he will be meeting with a key european ally at the white house. jon karl is there right now. the meeting with german chancellor angela merkel, tougher sanctions against putin can't work unless she goes along. >> reporter: that's right. angela merkel is seen as the key player here. that's because germany
to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. there he goes. >> i don't know where to go. >> we have al roker, he's at churchill downs in louisville
in this morning's fighting, both pilots were killed. russia says ukraine's government will be held responsible for today's attacks. >> president obama is discussing ukraine this morning with a key u.s. ally german chancellor ainge la america angela merkel is visiting the white house. merkel is under pressure at home from german strips thatindustries that don't want to lose russia's business. >> now to the controversy over donald sterling. leon jenkins resigned last night after facing backlash. he chose sterling to receive a lifetime achievement award this month. >> that offer was withdrawn after sterling's racial remarks became public. and as we report sterling's health is suddenly an issue. >> reporter: just before the end of thursday night's playoff game, espn.com reported that disgraced clippers owner donald sterling is battling cancer. the news came as a surprise to clippers' coach doc rivers. >> didn't know it until just now. i don't have a reaction to that. i hope it's not true. >> my thoughts and prayers are with him. nobody deserves to go through something like that.
the release of four military observers to a capture bar for russia militia. ukraine of launching the first major assault in the eastern part of the country it both are reporting three dead and two injured. banf but some malaysian officials said on friday that they considers the ferry and that the officials should take a look of this. it was only confirm by sending vessels to the area thousands are in light of the santa, area. so far there's no specific plans to do that. an update on a wildfire this morning in southern california and new video coming in this morning this fire and cucamonga is 53 percent contained. the over acres have been burned. the gusty winds arthere were about 1600 homes in evacuating. and they're now under investigation. >>: said finally one of the two suspects charged with murder in oakland is the libyan court today judy salomon was gunned down las julyast july some reminiscing and just about a half-hour at 9:00 this morning. >>: happening to mar the kentucky derby there's been a change in the lineup of opportunity is not an array. the rebel stakes winner is expected
for allies to remain united against russia's defiance of the west. but when the two leaders hold a news conference in two hours we're told the very first question will shift the spotlight to benghazi. and the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate there 19 months ago. it's firing up republicans once again who are outraged by a newly surfaced e-mail from the state department just two months before the presidential election those e-mails suggest that the violence be portrayed as spontaneous and not terrorism that could be blamed on failed policies. cnn's jim acosta has more for you. >> reporter: new e-mails revealed this week by the conservative work judicial watch have sparked republican charges once again of a white house cover-up for what happened at the deadly attack on the u.s u.n benghazi in 2012. >> it's disturbing that documents like these were hidden by the obama administration from congress and the public alike. >> reporter: republicans point to this e-mail used to prep then u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> the best information that we have -- >> reporter: who said in a round
a firsthand account of what's happening in ukraine. >> they are not taking orders from russia. they are not taking orders from ukraine. these are local people with uniforms and guns and they are doing things on their own. so when a deal is struck with ukraine and russia, it has no impact on the ground here. these residents are saying nobody is negotiating with us. so we are just protecting our own state. >> these photos were captured moments before she and her colleagues were detained and blindfolded by pro-russian separatists. lyall plans to stay and continue covering the crisis. >>> time now 6:10. a southern california wildfire burns over 1500 acres. coming up at 6:30, how mother nature is helping firefighters contain the flames. >> okay, everyone! here's a clue for you this morning. what is big and white and looks like it could be in a george lucas movie? "where's roberta?" as the news continues right here on kpix 5. >> sounds like me on a hot day at the beach. we are looking at some big changes coming our way. some heat relief is in sight. we'll talk about that coming up.
's happening here isn't -- they are not taking orders from russia. they are not taking orders from ukraine. these are local residents with uniforms and guns and they are doing things on their own. so when a deal is struck with ukraine and russia, it has no impact on the ground here. these residents are saying, nobody is negotiating with us so we are just protecting our own state. >> well, you tweeted shortly after your release, taken hostage by self-defense forces. what are self-defense forces? >> reporter: that's what they call themselves. they are the guys who are protecting [ indiscernible ] in the [ indiscernible ] region in this part of ukraine and they are the ones who have taken it upon themselves like some of the people in crimea to become the new patrolling force out here and what they say seems to go. >> and what is next for you, erin? are you coming home? are you going back to work? are you going to take a few days off? and where are you right now? >> reporter: we're back in donesk in our hotel. we'll talk about the next stems. we'll stay and cover the referendum in a couple of
-point-two billion in damages. deathsamsung.wants six million from apple. russia and the crisis in hoss ukraine is sure to be a key topic today as president barack obama meets with merkel at the white house today. expect a news conference this afternoon. with the two world leaders likely pushing for unity in trying to change the course putin's policies on ukraine. and the stock market could get a boost today from the government's monthly jobs report. economists are predicting that employers added more than 200-thousand u-s jobs in april. and that the unemployment rate went down as well. we should get those numbers this morning. and we'll pass them on to you later in the show. the world health a global action plan to protect the power of who released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance. the report warns that misuse and overuse of antibiotics could lead to a "post- antibiotic era" -- where common infections that are usually easy to treat can kill. according to who, the increased use of antibiotics in livestock and the failure of patients to take antibiotics as prescribed are turni
they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at the administration for their handling on the violence in benghazi, the deadly events in benghazi. this e-mail from ben rhodes that came out, is it really a smoking gun as is being described by republicans or is this just more -- is this politicking as this issue has become a bit of a political football ahead of the midterms? >> well, it's a question of optics, kate. also a question of putting the obama administration back on defense with house republicans exploiting those newly disclosed documents that suggests the white house may have misled the public about the attack in benghazi that killed a u.s. ambassador. this all had quieted down but now sort of brought back into the limelight after the non-profit group judicial watch uncove
this morning that u.s. sanctions over ukraine are having a limited impact on russia as vladimir putin demand troops withdraw from part of the country. the russian ruble and stock market are actually stronger now than they were before the first wave of u.s. sanctions were announced. >> that's not really the idea. >> meanwhile, an operation is underway in eastern ukraine to reclaim the city controlled by pro-russian militants. gunfire and explosions could be heard as ukrainian forces claim they regained control of at least nine check points. the militants shot down two military helicopters. at least three people have been killed including a ukrainian pilot. separatists loyal to moscow are building barricades in an attempt to keep ukrainian forces away. it has been a violent week in the region with pro-russian militants seizing control of government buildings. yesterday the men overpowered to storm a building. they are fighting. >> they are fighting. you know it's not a good sign when vladimir putin tells you to withdraw troops from your own country. and the sanctions are having unfortunately l
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table, all this happening as the violence in ukraine escalates dramatically overnight. cnn has been monitoring a large-scale military operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin is calling on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine, withdraw its troops from its own country, if it wants to keep peace. let's get more on today's meeting between the president and angela merkel. senior white house correspondent jim acosta filed this report. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two
, i'm ali velshi, sayonara. rocked by a latests yeah explosion. crisis in ukraine, russia's grip now tied with the east, and the nato leader now calls the emelin an enemy. >> may day demands angry crowds across the globe, choose today to take to the streets. from the ashes how a crack down on the taliban is creating new opportunities for young pakistanis. and the silk solution, new medical possibilities using web fighters fibers from spiders and goats. >> . >> we begin with ex-treatment violence late today, at least dozen people killed in an explosion just outside the capitol. witnesses say a car bomb went off near the check point. no one has claimed responsibility but the armed group has targeted the city before in it's fight against western influence, a rough francelation means western education is forbidden. tonight's attacks come two weeks after suspected boca gunman kidnapped 200 nigerian school girls. >> what we know speaking to the authorities is that there was a vehicle that was apparently layden with explosives that went off not far from a check point that was been manned by
highs. >>> we want to talk about what's happening in russia and ukraine because russian president vladimir putin is threatening an oil war that could send energy prices up here in the u.s. and everywhere else. jackie deangelis has that story. >> reporter: that's exactly right. it is that fear and nervousness right now that's keeping crude oil supported at these levels. of course we had had a bearish inventory report yesterday showing that the u.s. market is well supplied but that really didn't have as much of an impact as trades were expecting. now what is it that putin actually said. he told reporters this -- he said we would very much wish not to resort to any measures in response, but i -- and i hope that we don't get to that point. but if something like that continues, we will of course have to think about who is working in the key sectors of the russian economy, including the energy sector, and how. now investors are a little concerned that his comments could be aimed at long-term projects in russia with international oil majors like bp, shell, france's totale and exxon-mobil
a loan package for kiev, to help ukraine get back on its feet and withstand pressure from russia. i spoke to christine lagarde about all of this earlier today. >> let's talk about ukraine, the imf has taken this step of approving the $17 billion for two years of loans. 3 billion immediately distributed made available to ukraine. how will this help the kiev government? i think it will help them significantly. number one, there were clearly in need of urgent help financially, number two it will support them in their determination to reform the economy with the imf support, but also with -- we hope international support coming from other sources such as other international financial institutions and hopefully other countries as well that will rally to help and support the ukrainian authorities the economic situation. >> at the same time, there are other challenge is military and they now acknowledge they lost control of two key provinces in eastern ukraine. as long as they lose control of eastern ukraine, effective control and that is the industrial base, how can their economy ever really re
control much of eastern ukraine. and if there's any doubt mr. putin wants to return russia to its cold war grandeur, take a look at what happened at red square today. 100,000 people gathered for a massive may day rally. we haven't seen anything like this since the communist soviet union dissolved. cnn's matthew chance was there. >> reporter: well, the russian authorities say this is not meant to be any kind of soviet revival, but for the first time since 1991, tens of thousands of russians are parading through red square to commemorate may day. now, officially, this has been organized by russia's unions. the people here are students. they're factory workers. they're doctors and teachers. but it comes amid a growing sense of national pride in russia, particularly in the face of international sanctions and the events in yeah crane. ukraine. >> translator: well, maybe the young generation doesn't have the same pride that existed in soviet times, but we're trying to rebuild our traditions. >> reporter: given the tensions between russia and the west at the moment, are you concerned that the cou
tensions in ukraine threatening to come to a boil. russia's calling on kiev to halt militaryistic statements after ukraine's acting president declared his country's military was put on full combat readiness. ukraine's leader making a stunning acknowledgement wednesday saying pro-russian militants have taken control of much of the eastern chunk of ukraine. >>> in virginia, federal investigators are raising to find out what caused a train to jump its track in downtown lynchburg. several cars burst into flames. thousands of gallons of crude oil were dumped into the james river. clean-up crew rsz scrambling to contain the damage. some 50,000 gallons of oil are unaccounted for. thankfully no injuries were reported, but the incident has safety experts calling for greater oversight. >>> flight departures expected to be back to normal this morning. out west after a technical glitch for several airport toss ground the airplanes. f,aa sayses there was a malfunction at a radar center north of los angeles. it afri affected los angeles, phoenix, and salt lake city. no word of what it caused th
-russian separatists now essentially control who regions close to the eastern border with russia. ukraine's acting president now says all his government can do is try to contain the violence, because in his words, police and security forces are helpless to stop it. he says there's nothing they can do at this point. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh is live in slovyansk, ukraine. nick, i've got to say, this admission from the president makes it seem like a lot of the efforts going on, both by the united states and elsewhere at this point, are just completely futile. >> reporter: it's almost bizarre to hear the acting president of the country, ahead of the presidential elections, say there's nothing they can do to stop what's happening here in eastern ukraine, and i think there are perhaps two reasons behind that. one is to put blame on the security forces here, who he also in the same statement said weren't doing their job properly, were out of his control. that's effectively saying they've chosen to switch sides, perhaps, or are unwilling to shoot against some of the local reside
when he fled russia. >>> just ahead, hear what he says that money is being used for now. >>> plus, new questions for northern ireland's gerri adams over a murder that happened 40 years ago. >>> new evidence that the obama administration didn't tell the truth about the deadly attack in benghazi two years ago. stay with us. probably about five times.to qut it was different than the other times i tried to quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix varenicline is proven to help people quit smoking. it's a non-nicotine pill. chantix reduced my urge to smoke. that helped me quit smoking. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking, or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these, stop chantix, and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of mental-health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these, stop chantix and see your doctor right
alert. >> translator: it's not a secret russia's still massing forces on the northern, eastern, southern border of ukrain and they are ready to invade our territory. >> reporter: in a shoaf support to ukrain and nervous u.s. allies in eastern europe, vice president biden announced the president will travel to poland in june. >> what russia needs to know, it cannot, and i believe they do know, have it both ways. if russia wants to benefit from the united states, it has to respect that order and abide by the rules. otherwise, it's going to face growing cost and growing isolation. >> reporter: still, the administration's response has so far underwhelmed republican lawmakers who introduced legislation today to send $100 million of direct military assi assistance to ukrain including anti-tank, anti-aircraft weapons and small arms and vastly expand current economic sanctions to include major banks, energy companies and arms suppliers in russia. >> we're not accusing the administration of doing nothing. we're saying nothing they are doing is in any way a break on putin's behavior and for us to
in north america, though 25% of our business is outside north america, europe, russia. >> and there are listed companies in the s&p 500, you know, are headquartered overseas and have roughly the proportion of business you guys do and they are getting a better rate than you are. >> sure. well, look, we -- we look at all the options all the time. we've talked about that with our board. you know, we're focused on what we can do right now. we wouldn't have that opportunity to exist today. how can we improve earnings and cash flow with the portfolio that we have? >> john faraci, chairman and ceo of international paper. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> yeah. on a nice beat relative to the street today for their earnings. he tied for third place on cnbc's list of the 25 most influential people in business over the last 25 years, so what does former fed chair alan greenspan say his greatest achievement is, and what's his greatest regret from his time at the fed? he'll join us next in an exclusive interview. >> and is the market really rigged, as author michael lewis claimed in h
after the speed of russia's an exation caught kiev by surprise. these border guards deployed from their base in central ukraine. half of them are still in training. border crossings throughout have been reinforced with mazz mass i gar kads and sandbags. b r. >> in that direction, the strench extends about 60 miles. ukraine hopes they will be able to avoid a war. perched on a hill top but not visible from the road, a paratroop paratrooper. >> camouflaged is a small group of paratroopers. >> the threat from within ukraine's borders is more immediate and menacing. as we were out filming, kiev lost control of yet another government building, the police doing nothing to stop the prorussians as they smashed windows and declared themselveses the authority. for the people living along the border it was a boundary in name only. now these hills could become one of many front lines. wolf this remains a region divided and those who do try to speak up for unity end up finding themselves in trouble. earlier a man tried to stop a woman from burning the ukrainian flag and no one came to his assis
to project strength. >> right. >> you hear the criticisms with his policy with russia. but at the same time, you know, his, you know, diplomacy first is actually something that suits the needs of americans right now. but it's still not resonating with them. >> all right. howard fineman and corey dade, thank you, gentlemen. >>> straight ahead, developing news. there has been water rescuing going on all day long in florida and alabama. it's 24 hours of historic flooding with and we're going to have the latest. stay with us. why is our arizona-based company relocating manufacturing to upstate new york? i tell people it's for the climate. the conditions in new york state are great for business. new york is ranked #2 in the nation for new private sector job creation. and now it's even better because they've introduced startup new york - dozens of tax-free zones where businesses pay no taxes for ten years. you'll get a warm welcome in the new new york. see if your business qualifies at startupny.com transit fares! as in the 37 billion transit fares we help collect each year. no? oh, right. you're
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," russia suggests new way for u.s. to reach its space station. a trampoline. russian deputy prime minister there saying that u.s. sanctions against russia will boomerang, especially since nasa currently depends on russian rockets for transportation to the space station. >>> some other stories we're watching. new documents reveal why an italian court decided to find amanda knox guilty for a second time over the 2007 death of her roommate. the court alleges knox and her roommate fought over money the night of the murder, and the nature of the victim's wounds indicate multiple attackers. >>> it was a big day for our nbc news colleagues in los angeles. our bureau officially part of the brokaw news center. it's dedicated to longtime nbc veteran tom brokaw who started in l.a. as a local anchor back in 1965. >>> and a dead and rotting whale we show you here could soon explode. >> horrible. >> on a canadian island. why is it horrible? >> the poor whale. >> i know, that's true. it's one of nine, they believe, that were killed in an incident. the community is rushing to find a way to get rid of it b
's give you a little more of your headlines at this hour. we start with sanctions against russia. certainly not slowing the violence in ukraine. hundreds of rebels stormed the government buildings. separatists raised their flag. they fired on police. this aggression comes in the face of new sanctions from the u.s. and european union which don't seem to be slowing the russians down. >>> amanda knox fighting back against a new report by an italian appeals court explaining their conviction by blaming knox for fatally stabbing her british roommate over a fight about mon money. she says the new claims are unsupported by evidence or logic since her dna was not foundnd i meredith kurcher's room. she was convicted again when italy's highest court ordered new appeals trial. >>> minimum wage taking center stage today in washington. president obama fresh off his week long asia trip will push for an increase from $7.25 to $10.10. democrats appear to be making this an election year issue while conceding they probably don't have the votes. a long shot procedural vote is needed today. no republ
they were awarded we thought no problem. >> just like russia's putin that went smoothly. >>> and mr. halperin, the play on veep i'm sure you heard that mr. allen. let's talk business. harry reid said democrats are holding talks about a vote to prove the keystone pipeline. is that actually going to happen? >> they're actually going to have a vote. and this is a real surprise. it's a sign of how worried democrats are about the senate. yesterday, i was out at the milken conference in los angeles, did a poll, including a lot of democrats, asking them what they thought the chances were republicans could take every 0 the senate. nate silver said around 60%. dave leonhart said around 61%. the democrats i talked to said it's more like 60%. they are worried about a republican senate. so you have harry reid saying he might take a vote on approving the keystone pipeline. what's not determined is, will this be something that's binding will this be more a sense of the senate, as they call it. but the key fact, 11 senate democrats have signed a letter to president obama saying they want him to ap
participating in russia's energy sector if sanctions against his country persist. putin spoke the day after the u.s. and europe expanded the list of travel bans and asset freezes. he said there was no need for counter sanctions for now but he said that could change . one u.s. firm with a lot at stake is exxonmobil. it has very deep financial ties to russia's energy company. and on monday the u.s. added it to the list of russian facing sanctions. so far exxon's deal is not in jeopardy, but it under scores the modern best. policies does not always mesh with the interests of companies. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin a picture of cooperation that continues despite escalating tensions over the crisis in ukraine. since 2011 exxonmobil has substantially strengthened it's ties with with a gas plant in the far east, developed oil fracking sites and joint $3.2 billion project to hunt for oil in the blacks sea and russian russian arctic waters. the trade access to billions of barrels of oil for engineering expertise. >> basically exxon is going to russia because of the opportunities the
is increasing diplomatic sanctions on russia. turns out that is popular. 53% of americans approve of increasing sanctions on russia. the president's republican critics like john mccain keep demanding we send weapons to arm the ukrainians. president obama rejected that advice. no, we are not going to send military supplies and weapons to ukraine. turns out that decision by president obama is even more popular than the sanctions thing. 62% of americans approve of us not sending weapons to ukraine. so, between the u.s. not starting a new war ourselves, not sending weapons to ukraine, pursuing sanctions instead. all of the policies are popular, popular, and more popular! and here's why stepping into the white house makes your hair turn gray instantly. because even though all of these things that the white house is doing, all of them decisions they have made on ukraine are hugely supported by big majorities of the american people. look, president's handling of ukraine is very unpopular. only 34% of americans approve of president obama's handling of the ukraine even though americans like every specif
death threats and he and his family fled to kiev. >> some of those opposed to russia say they have had enough. this video appeared on youtube. these men are ukrainian patriots ready to fight the ipp vadors. divisions in the -- invaders. divisions in the east are heart nipping. >> coming up, above it all. drones, disasters and the faa. >>> plus on the front lints, battle over -- front lines. mississippi's last-remaining abortion clinic. all that and more >> good evening to you. welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live in new york city. we have a lot to cover this half hour, including risking it all - why a doctor is commuting to a mississippi health clinical the way from chicago. >>> a photographer chronicles cramped quarters where migrants live in chinatown. >>> and legalizing marijuana - the first count are to legalize pot. >>> the los angeles clippers are on the court of the their owner is not. he was banned for life and hit with a $2.5 million fine and the possibility of selling his team. >> the justices will decide whether or not police need warrants to search th
. >>> and this was bound to happen in light of the new economic sanctions on russia, russia's deputy prime minister suggested the u.s. use a trampoline to get our astronauts to the international space station. this is dicey territory because right now nasa has no other way of getting american astronauts into space, aside from the russians the americans take off and land these days on the soyuz spacecraft and have to live with and get along with russian cosmonauts. and in very close quarters. >>> back in this country the supreme court took up the hot issue of privacy. specifically can police acting without a warrant search through the cell phones of people they arrest? as you watch this next report ask yourself what may be on your phone that you might not want the wider world to see. our report tonight from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: what's on your cell phone? more than 90% of americans have them. nearly two-thirds smartphones. >> things that i don't even want to say on camera it's that sensitive. >> reporter: with 13 million people arrested every year most for minor offe
. >> pelley: mark, thank you. today, secretary of state john kerry called on russia to "leave ukraine in peace." but kerry's words and new u.s. sanctions haven't caused russia to blink. the u.s. accuses moscow of whipping up pro-russian militants who have taken over government buildings in eastern ukraine, a possible prelude to a russian invasion. holly williams is there. >> reporter: in luhansk today, pro-russian separatists seized control of the regional government building. as police looked on, the separatists trampled a ukrainian flag and raised a russian one in its place before moving on to the city's police headquarters, some of them armed with automatic weapons. another uptick in violence in eastern ukraine. the mayor of kharkiv, gennady kernes, is fighting for his life tonight after he was shot in the back in an assassination attempt. and in donetsk, peaceful pro- government demonstrators were attacked by masked-wearing separatists wielding baseball bats and batons. these police officers stood by and did nothing to stop them. as this separatist insurgency gains momentum, ukraine's gove
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